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A 30-year-old female asked:

5 ears ago mum had radical mastectomy in left breast.despite docs warnings she exercised and beared havy weights with left and which us now so swollen?

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Swelling in arm near: mastectomy site is unfortunately a risk factor. Your mom may have a condition called lymphedema, wherein lymph fluid collects because some lymph glads have been removed. Encourage your mom to discuss this w/her doctor. There are treatments for it. Peace and good health.
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